First time duck owner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by naj55, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. naj55

    naj55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,
    So I just got my first group of ducklings(4) They are all welsh harlequins and going by their beak coloring we think there are 3 females and one male. These ducklings will be our pets and I really hate to have to rehome any drakes. My question is can I keep them all together they are from the same brood? Im raising them solely for eggs. Thanks for any information.
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 male to 3 females should be a fine ratio
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @naj55 Welcome to BYC, of course you can keep them all together especially if your only wanting eggs. They would probably be very unhappy if separated from each other. Congrats on your new ducklings and maybe a few pics when you can?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711
    Here is good info also
     
  4. naj55

    naj55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Phew great news! Thank you for your responses here is a pic of them at one day old. I'll have to take some more I only have videos and I can't upload them. They are 8 days old today and are already double in size![​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Such precious ducklings. it's amazing how fast they grow isn't it.
     
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  6. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    They are so cute!
     
  7. naj55

    naj55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :) we are in love with them
     

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